Search Results: "Sue Henry"


BOOK REVIEW

ALLIGATOR SUE by Sharon Arms Doucet
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 6, 2003

"Laissez les bon temps roulez. (Picture book. 5-8)"
While Tarzan seems to have been relegated to the back shelf in recent years, here's an updated female version with a distinctly Cajun flavor. Read full book review >

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MARSUPIAL SUE by John Lithgow
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"The oversized format, double-page spreads, and professional, witty CD make this a natural for reading aloud (and singing along) with a group. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Marsupial Sue must learn that lesson that so many picture-book heroes and heroines have learned before: just be yourself and follow your own "marsupial star," whatever that felicitous phrase might mean. Read full book review >

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HARRY SUE by Sue Stauffacher
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 28, 2005

"Joint Jive Glossary' included. (Fiction. 8-12)"
With no communication from her incarcerated mother for six years, Harry Sue mistakenly believes that the only way to find her mother is to enter "the joint" herself. Read full book review >

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DEATH TRAP by Sue Henry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2003

"Readers may be charmed by the reassuring narrative frame, but it defuses much of the tension, as does the conventional precocity of Frank and Danny. Even so, some will stick around to see the real mystery resolved: Who's the unnamed yet familiar man joining Jessie's crowd of friends?"
Musher Jessie Arnold and her fans get a break from sadistic monsters and the frozen wilderness in her tenth outing (Cold Company, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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DEAD NORTH by Sue Henry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 2, 2001

"There's not much doubt about the villain either, although voluble Maxie makes a nice change from Jessie's more taciturn friends back home."
Jessie Arnold's been living in a tent since her last house burned down (Beneath the Ashes, 2000, etc.), so it seems like a welcome change when she's asked to drive a brand-new motor-home from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, up the spectacular Alaska Highway while she waits for construction to begin on her new place. Read full book review >

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BENEATH THE ASHES by Sue Henry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2000

"It does leave Jessie ready, however, to rebuild her cabin—ready, perhaps, for adventures that are a little less over the top."
The morning after the pub burns down and a local drunk is killed, Alaskan musher Jessie Arnold (Murder on the Yukon Quest, 1999, etc.) gets a call from Anne Holman, whom Jessie knew ten years ago, asking for help and a place to stay. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Whether the federal courts will indeed hear their cases remains to be seen, though the authors do point to case law that may help such arguments along. As to damages for suicide bombings and bus-stop stabbings, well, that's another question."
When intifada and suicide bombings don't get the desired results, call an attorney. Read full book review >

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MURDER AT FIVE FINGER LIGHT by Sue Henry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 5, 2005

"Anticlimactic and tediously expository, Henry keeps getting in the way of a perennial throat-catcher and a great setting."
Musher Jessie Arnold (The Serpent's Trail, 2004, etc.) finds herself in an Alaskan version of And Then There Were None, except that, luckily for her, it's And Then There Were Some Left Over.Read full book review >

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TERMINATION DUST by Sue Henry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1995

"Meanwhile, Murder on the Iditarod Trail is slated to be a CBS-TV movie this year."
A second outing for homicide detective Alex Jensen of Alaska's State Troopers (Murder on the Iditarod Trail, 1991), who's now in Canada's Yukon Territory helping RCMP Inspector Del Delafosse with a cross-border case of robbery and murder. Read full book review >